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Dual fuel smart meter installer

Safely installing, exchanging and maintaining smart meters, explaining to customers how they work and how to use energy more efficiently.

Summary of this apprenticeship standard


2 (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)

Typical length
14 months
Current funding band
Up to £10,000 per apprentice.
More information about funding
Entry requirements

Set by employer.

Candidates will usually have at least 2 GCSEs at grade C (or equivalent), including English and maths. Employers will also carry out a recognised background check.

What apprentices will learn
  • health, safety and environmental legislation and regulation
    • gas and electrical testing and installation
    • installing, replacing, commissioning, decommissioning and maintaining smart meters and related equipment
    • using specialist tools and equipment
    • applying electrical/mechanical principles in work processes and procedures
    • knowledge of how smart meter systems work and energy efficiency principles

Apprentices must achieve registration on the Gas Safe Register and Meter Operators Code of Practice Agreement (MOCoPA).

Before taking their end-point assessment, apprentices must:

  • achieve level 1 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades D to G)
  • take the test for level 2 English and maths (equivalent to GCSEs at grades A* to C)
Professional registration

Successful apprentices can apply for membership with the Institution of Gas Engineers and Managers (IGEM) and the Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET).

End-Point Assessment
View a list of end-point assessment organisations for this standard
Organisation Phone Number Email
Energy & Utilities Independent Assessment Service 07921 230 272
Smart Awards 024 76421125
BPEC Certification Ltd 01332 376005
Pearson Education Limited +44 (0) 7879 602674
Universal Skills Centre Ltd 0333 323 2723
More Information

The Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education has more detailed information about this apprenticeship.